I am still pissed at these people talking about how Tyler Posey doesn’t have privilege due to his mestizo background because none of that shit matters to white people if you don’t look the part.
My dad’s background may be the whitest of white puro Italiano, but because he’s darker than a brown paper bag he still gets treated like shit, worse than the rest of my family.
Ethnicity and racial background aren’t so easily discerned, especially to white mainstream America, and that shit doesn’t stand a chance against someone who is clearly very light-skinned.
Y’all need to sit the fuck down.
Tbh I feel like its always gonna be hit and miss with Irrational Games and 2K.
I mean just look at their past history of portrayals of POC:
- Bioshock: not a single goddamn POC in sight
- Bioshock 2: one WOC who pretty much kisses a white woman’s ass the entire game
- Bioshock 2 Minerva’s Den Extra: features a sensitive, strong, black man who is not only a genius but also the main character, who we never know is said black man until the very end because he wears a full-body suit the entire time and whose wife is fridged right from the get go (and whose death is used as a major plot device to create character development for the male protagonist of course)
- Bioshock Infinite: finally features a group of revolutionary POC who are run by a black woman, but who are portrayed just like the murderous, oppressive, and insane white folks they are trying to overturn
This white girl in my class got mad at me for telling other people not to read Craig Thompson’s Habibi due to the rampant sexism and racism after she recommended it because then no one will want to read it.
She also said that she thought trigger warnings were patronizing.
I had trouble trying not to laugh because she was so hilariously offended that I hated Habibi so much.
So this happened today
Skinny White Hipster Girl: *recommends Craig Thompson’s Habibi in mass email*
White privilege is not being called out by the media for having an attitude problem even though you and yours have a history of such within the modeling industry while Naomi Campbell is shot down again and again simply for not giving a fuck.
Portraying the Vox Populi, a revolutionary group made entirely of POC, as just as terrible as the white founders IS fucking racist because it promotes the idea that POC shouldn’t show any aggression or anger towards their oppressors — in other words, they should continue to cater to the very whites who are perpetuating violence against them, even in their own revolt against said whites. NO ONE SHOULD EVER HAVE TO CATER TO THE WHIMS OF THE VERY PEOPLE WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ABUSE AND POC ARE DEFINITELY NOT AN EXCEPTION TO THE RULE. The fact that they just group every single non-white person in the same fucking group just as whites have always done to POC is just shitty icing on an already shitty cake.
Irrational should definitely be ashamed, and you should be ashamed for actually supporting and apologizing for this racist garbage.
In July’s People by Nadine Gordimer there is a scene where a white woman drowns a bunch of little kittens after she catches her daughter playing with them along with her black friend.
As you can see it’s been really hard for me to get through this book as beautifully written as it is without wanting to chuck it across the room.
Who said anything about WOC wearing weave strictly to appeal to white cis males? Society in general has proven time and time again — even within communities of color — that women with straight hair are found more attractive than those that do not. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard from my own friends and people that I’ve been fortunate enough to meet here online that they’ve gotten less positive comments from others once they switched to more natural hair styles from straight ones. I find this behavior downright awful because I think that all hair types on all types of women are beautiful and should be viewed as such, or at the very least respected.
I apologize if it seemed that I was calling out WOC who wear weave to appeal more to the status quo because that wasn’t my intention. WOC are free to do whatever they want to their hair — what I find problematic is that all too often WOC aren’t given a choice, because if they do NOT decide to use weave or straightening techniques they are often shunned by whites and other POC alike.
I personally don’t think that my initial reaction to the situation had anything to do with zealotry, since if you read the initial post I made to thecakebar’s comment that started this whole argument not only did I end up not saying anything of a feminist nature to my classmate, but I also outright dictated that I had no right to tell her what to do with her own hair.
And finally, I have already stated on my blog page that I will not tolerate any sort of racist and sexist comments either as a reply to any of my posts or on my blog, and I have already expressed that I find anybody who expresses these ideas as unintelligent (which should not be confused with the usage of grammatically correct sentences, since I have met many insightful and intelligent people who do make grammar mistakes, but this girl was doing both so…).
I refuse to act civilly towards people who are responsible for the oppression of others, and these two WERE being oppressive just by stating these comments. Hostility will only be met by more hostility on my part.
It actually says that you’re still a fucking idiot and haven’t listened to a single word I just said like an ignoramus.
“You need to take my dick out your mouth”? — girl please, you’ve been choking so long the lack of oxygen has clearly caused some severe mental damage to that puny ass brain of yours because you STILL don’t get it.
People wear weave so that they can conform to the status quo’s expectations of hair and yes that includes other people of color.
How many fucking times do I have to fucking say this shit until you finally fucking understand???
GIRLS ARE EXPECTED TO HAVE A CERTAIN TYPE OF HAIR SO THEY WEAR FUCKING WEAVE SO THEY CAN HAVE IT.
YES THAT INCLUDES ALL GIRLS AND YES IT DOES HAVE TO DO WITH RACE.
So why don’t you do yourself a fucking favor and educate yourself before you go around spewing any more idiotic nonsense like this?
I can’t even with this.
Where do I even fucking begin? At the fact that you said “textured” hair was ugly or that your ass could have written a more intelligent, sympathetic, grammatically correct sentence than this racist bullshit you just spewed out from your mouth?
PEOPLE WEAR WEAVE BECAUSE THEY ARE UNHAPPY WITH THEIR ORIGINAL APPEARANCE EVEN CANCER PATIENTS AND EVERYTHING YOU JUST FUCKING SAID ABOUT CONVENIENCE ONLY APPLIES TO WHITES WHO HAVE THAT PRIVILEGE YOU STUPID FUCKING BITCH.
In fact, cancer patients (like POC) are pretty much forced to because society finds them uncomfortable and so it does what it does best: erase them. Locks of Love — the charity organization that I’m pretty sure you’re referencing — did not come up with the idea for wigs made out of real hair. Wigs like this have existed for years due to the donations of real hair from people because it had to come from fucking somewhere and are really expensive, which is why they created the organization in the first place.
Just the very thought that you would think otherwise has to be one of the most fucking stupid and ignorant things that anyone has EVER said to me. I can’t even begin to fathom how your brain came to this conclusion and to be honest I don’t even want to know because it’s racist as all fuck too for saying “nobody wants latino hair” AND implying that curly hair is ugly.
You’re a horrible person and its people like you who make the world such a terrible place to live in.
What happens 99% of the time whenever you try to have a conversation with a white person about race.
White Male Classmate: I tried to take X teacher's class in African-American Studies and hated it.
White Female Classmate: Me too! It was awful!
Me: Why did you not like it?
White Female Classmate: Like, because he was all about the black power to an intense degree.
White Male Classmate: Yeah! He was all like "It's YOUR fault slavery existed!"
White Female Classmate: OMG YES. It's not MY fault racism exists.
Me: It is your fault though.
White Male Classmate: *looks away*
White Female Classmate: I don't want to talk about it.
I already know that weave is made from real hair — my reaction was based on the fact that many black women use weave because they are told that the curly hair that they have is ugly and that hair like mine is preferable over their own.
I, as a light-skinned Latin@, felt torn when my black classmate said this to me because I knew that I had no right to tell her to not use weave since I’m not really allowed to have/voice an opinion on the natural hair issue inside or outside the black community, but also felt that the comment was influenced by heteronormative white standards of beauty. I was not disgusted or shocked by the idea of my hair specifically being used or that human hair is used to make weave at all.
Frankly I found your comment kind of offensive on quite a few levels, mainly because you are finding it funny that white people exploit (and even fetishize) women of color, and declaring this really general statement about Desi women that just upholds all of the awful exploitative things that whites do that I was just talking about.
I really really think that next time you should tread lightly when talking about these issues.